21 U.S.C. § 1701 Definitions

LibraryUnited States Statutes
CurrencyCurrent through P.L. 118-34 (published on www.congress.gov on 12/26/2023), except for [P. L. 118-31]
Citation21 U.S.C. § 1701

In this chapter:

(1) Agency

The term "agency" has the meaning given the term "executive agency" in section 102 of title 31.

(2) Appropriate congressional committees

(A) In general

The term "appropriate congressional committees" means-

(i) the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate; and

(ii) the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

(B) Submission to Congress

Any submission to Congress shall mean submission to the appropriate congressional committees.

(3) Demand reduction

The term "demand reduction" means any activity conducted by a National Drug Control Program agency, other than an enforcement activity, that is intended to reduce or prevent the use of drugs or support, expand, or provide treatment and recovery efforts, including-

(A) education about the dangers of illicit drug use;

(B) services, programs, or strategies to prevent substance use disorder, including evidence-based education campaigns, community-based prevention programs, collection and disposal of unused prescription drugs, and services to at-risk populations to prevent or delay initial use of an illicit drug;

(C) substance use disorder treatment;

(D) support for long-term recovery from substance use disorders;

(E) drug-free workplace programs;

(F) drug testing, including the testing of employees;

(G) interventions for illicit drug use and dependence;

(H) expanding availability of access to health care services for the treatment of substance use disorders;

(I) international drug control coordination and cooperation with respect to activities described in this paragraph;

(J) pre- and post-arrest criminal justice interventions such as diversion programs, drug courts, and the provision of evidence-based treatment to individuals with substance use disorders who are arrested or under some form of criminal justice supervision, including medication assisted treatment;

(K) other coordinated and joint initiatives among Federal, State, local, and Tribal agencies to promote comprehensive drug control strategies designed to reduce the demand for, and the availability of, illegal drugs;

(L) international illicit drug use education, prevention, treatment, recovery, research, rehabilitation activities, and interventions for illicit drug use and dependence; and

(M) research related to illicit drug use and any of the activities described in this paragraph.

(4) Director

The term "Director" means the Director of National Drug Control Policy.

(5) Drug

The term "drug" has the meaning given the term "controlled substance" in section 802(6) of this title.

(6) Drug control

The term "drug control" means any activity conducted by a National Drug Control Program agency involving supply reduction or demand reduction.

(7) Emerging drug threat

The term "emerging drug threat" means the occurrence of a new and growing trend in the use of an illicit drug or class of drugs, including rapid expansion in the supply of or demand for such drug.

(8) Illicit drug use; illicit drugs; illegal drugs

The terms "illicit drug use", "illicit drugs", and "illegal drugs" include the illegal or illicit use of prescription drugs.

(9) Law enforcement

The term "law enforcement" or "drug law enforcement" means all efforts by a Federal, State, local, or Tribal government agency to enforce the drug laws of the United States or any State, including investigation, arrest, prosecution, and incarceration or other punishments or penalties.

(10) National Drug Control Program

The term "National Drug Control Program" means programs, policies, and activities undertaken by National Drug Control Program agencies pursuant to the responsibilities of such agencies under the National Drug Control Strategy, including any activities involving supply reduction, demand reduction, or State, local, and tribal 1 affairs.

(11) National Drug Control Program agency

The term "National Drug Control Program agency" means any agency (or bureau, office, independent agency, board, division, commission, subdivision, unit, or other component thereof) that is responsible for implementing any aspect of the National Drug Control Strategy, including any agency that receives Federal funds to implement any aspect of the National Drug Control Strategy, but does not include any agency that receives funds for drug control activity solely under the National Intelligence Program or the Joint Military Intelligence Program.

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